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Funeral of Doncaster charity stalwart Jeanette Fish to take place next week

The funeral of Doncaster charity fundraising stalwart Jeanette Fish will take place next week. Mrs Fish, who died on May 2 at the age of 87, raised millions of pounds for charity after setting up the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust 46 years ago. Her...

Thursday, 10:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Transplant sparked new career for Doncaster designer

Last year, Richard Gair suffered kidney failure and was on the brink of death. But a transplant proved the catalyst for the career in fashion he had always yearned for. The Doncaster designer’s bespoke leather designs are now endorsed by big names in...

Thursday, 10:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sstudents treated to ‘up close and personal’ performance of MacBeth in Sheffield

Sheffield Park Academy students were treated to their own ‘up close and personal’ performance of MacBeth, when the Young Shakespeare Company paid a visit last week. The performance helped the Year 11 students see the play as it was ‘meant to be seen,’...

Thursday, 09:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster WW2 D-Day veteran celebrates 100th birthday

A Doncaster World War Two veteran who took part in the D-Day landings has celebrated his 100th birthday. John Arscott, who served in the British Army for the entire duration of World War Two, marked his milestone birthday with friends and family at...

Thursday, 09:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Government slash maximum stakes cut £2 on fixed-odds betting terminals

The maximum stake on a fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) is to be reduced from £100 to £2. The move follows a lengthy consultation about the machines - branded the "crack cocaine of gambling" by critics - and will come as a major blow to...

Thursday, 08:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mothercare to swing axe on 50 stores - but it's not known if Yorkshire outlets will be affected.

Mothercare is to swing the axe on 50 underperforming stores and re-hire the chief executive it sacked just weeks ago as part of a wide-ranging shake-up. The closures, which will result in hundreds of job losses, will be carried out through a company...

Thursday, 08:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Power cut hits 80 Sheffield homes

A power cut has hit 80 Sheffield homes this morning. Properties have been affected in St Quentin Rise, Bradway, since 6am. READ MORE: Man 'stabbed in head and neck' inside busy Sheffield casino Staff from the Northern Powergrid are on site attempting...

Thursday, 08:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man stabbed in eight man brawl outside Sheffield barber shop

A man was stabbed in an eight man brawl outside a barber shop in Sheffield. Police were called out to Abbeydale Road, Sharrow, following reports of 'seven or eight men' fighting outside Fades barber shop. READ MORE: Man 'stabbed in head and neck'...

Thursday, 07:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

Vandals wreck memorial to Dambusters hero in Doncaster park on week of 75th anniversary of famous raid

Vandals have wrecked a memorial to a Dambusters hero in a Doncaster park, stealing the plaque from the site. The damage was discovered just days before the country marks the anniversary of the famous RAF raids, which happened 75 years ago this week....

16 May 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Ridiculous' and 'stressing:' TV weatherman Paul Hudson blasts changing speed limits on Sheffield road

TV weatherman Paul Hudson has blasted speed limits on a Sheffield road as 'ridiculous.' The Look North presenter blasted constantly changing speed limits on the city's A61 route saying that the changes were 'stressing' for drivers. In an angry tweet...

16 May 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

PICTURES: Several hair salons raided by burglars in Doncaster town centre

Raiders have targeted several hairdressers in and around Doncaster town centre recently - prompting calls for police to do more to beat the burglar. Small business owners claim there has been a spate of attacks on hair salons and barber shops in...

16 May 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

Green fingered volunteers needed by health trust

The Health Tree Foundation (HTF), the official charity for the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, are on the hunt for volunteers who can help give a little TLC to the gardens at Scunthorpe General Hospital. If you are interested in...

16 May 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

Autistic boy bullied for 'geeky' costume treated to science day out in Sheffield

An autistic schoolboy who was bullied for a 'geeky' scientist outfit has been treated to a fun-filled science day in Sheffield. Seven-year-old Jamie Witcombe dressed up for his school's dream job day wearing green trousers, a shirt and a laminated ID...

16 May 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

As campaign for more toilets for disabled adults grows, how does Doncaster fare?

Campaigners are calling for more special toilets for changing disabled adults across the country - so how does Doncaster fare when it comes to provision? Mother Sarah Brisdion recently spent the day sitting on a toilet all day in a busy shopping...

16 May 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

Injured Doncaster soldier selected for 2018 Invictus Games team

A Doncaster soldier is among a 72-strong team of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) military personnel and veterans who have been selected to represent the UK at the 2018 Invictus Games. Captain Paul Inman, aged 35, from Doncaster, is serving in the...

16 May 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

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